Interview’s Ninth Life, Gucci’s Inferno, LV and Grace Collab and More of the News You Missed

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Vuitton, Gucci draw crowds to destinations in France for Resort 2019
All eyes were on the resort collections this week, that included powerhouses Louis Vuitton and Gucci who both attracted audiences to destinations in France. Nicolas Ghesquière’s Vuitton headed to the modern art museum Fondation Maeght that overlooks Saint-Paul de Venice. The collection was decidedly eclectic in terms of Ghesquière, perhaps under the influence of its collaboration with fashion editor Grace Coddington, never mind the couple of redheads who walked the sculpture backdropped runway. The collab included handbags based on sketches of her cats and Ghesquière’s dogs. Gucci, on the other hand, was enormously eclectic as always, it’s 114 looks saw their way to the Alyscamps in Arles, a Roman necropolis. Alessandro Michele didn’t disappoint fans of his period-jumping reference stitching, he delivered a trove of signature multiplicities that are bound to be unpacked for days to come.

Mario Testino’s creative agency shuts its doors
Mariotestino+, Mario Testino’s creative agency, led by Brigid Walsh, has ceased operations reported WWD. The agency was started under a year ago and the news is certainly hitched to the financial repercussions of Testino’s sexual harassment allegations that have made the photographer a persona non grata for cautious clients. WWD reports three people have left the office.

Bella Hadid launches Dior Backstage
If landing covers and ads weren’t enough, supermogul in the making Bella Hadid has partnered with Dior Beauty to launch a capsule collection labeled suitably, Backstage. Developed with image director of Dior Beauty, Peter Philips, the wide-ranging, accessible line of dewy, buildable face and body foundations (there are 40 organized by skin undertones), highlighters, eye, lip and contour palettes means there something for everyone who likes to play with beauty.

Interview Magazine back from the dead?
Is it true that Interview Magazine has taken a step away from death’s door? Less than a week of the publication’s previously rumored death, The Daily reports a memo written by former (or current???) Interview publisher Jason Nikic revealed that the magazine will return with a September 2018 issue. With stylist Mel Ottenberg taking Karl Templer’s previous spot as creative director and former president and daughter of billionaire, ex-Interview owner Peter Brant, Kelly Brant, is looking to acquire the magazine through her nascent media holding company, Crystal Ball Media. This comes mere weeks after the magazine’s financial combustion after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, owing unpaid wages to over 300 employees including former editorial director, Fabien Baron and his wife and former fashion editor-at-large, Ludivine Poiblanc, who are collectively suing for more than $600,000.

Acne Studios second “Face Motif” campaign stars Tasha Tilberg and family
Acne Studios, the Swedish label known for their unostentatious, wearable designs released the second collection based off their face motif pieces as well as its second campaign. The campaign stars Tasha Tilberg with her wife Laura Wilson and their children, Bowie and Gray. The pictures by Craig McDean are taken outside their home in Canada and offer a slice of home-life. The previous campaign similarly featured another LGBT family Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony and their kids.

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